Silver Label Organic Monastrell, Juan Gil
Spain – 2018
Tasting Note: Warm, elegant red, brimming with ripe currants and crème de cassis, the nose a fine blend of smoke and spice.
Food Matching: A great match with roasted duck and lamb, glazed pork ribs, pizza, burgers, smoked seafood, blue cheese, barbecue.
Vineyard: Since 1916, when Juan Gil Jiménez built the winery, one clear idea has motivated every generation since to achieve the critical claim we see today: being proud of your work and doing a good job! Aside from the extensive family history, the big change came in 2003 when Miguel Gil built a new, state of the art winery among the highest vineyards of the DO. The idea was clear, to ensure the great quality fruit arrived quickly and at peak quality into the winery. Juan Gil vineyards are maintained as sustainably and with as much respect for the local ecosystem as possible. For this reason, Juan Gil have invested a lot of money into generating their own power and water and as such are now completely "off-grid". This particular vineyard is located on gentle slopes at 700 metres altitude in the valley of La Aragona, north of Jumilla. The soils are chalky, the climate warm, and the many hours of sunshine form the perfect microclimate to produce the grapes for this style of wine. From 2018 this wine wil also be certified ORGANIC
Vinification: Maceration and fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. After malolactic fermentation and aging in French oak depending on the characteristics of the harvest (generally between 8-12 months), it then remaines in stainless steel tanks until its bottled.